Empowering Our Communities To Redesign

Creating Local Jobs
& Recovering Resources


Optimising Waste Collection for Quality Recycling

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Returning Organic Material to Our Soils


Advocating for a Zero Waste Future


Supporting Local Groups to Drive Change


Closing the Loop of Materials,
Phasing Out Toxics & Emissions



    Our mission is to empower communities to rethink their relationship with resources. We advocate for zero waste strategies in Europe and beyond, and support local groups who have the potential to drive change in their region. Read more.

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